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Tournaments 2019

The list grows every year and 2019 is bigger than ever, and more of us are now competing abroad as well.

Making the decision on which to attend is getting harder and harder.... more

Kayak Projects HOBIE OUTBACK - TOURNAMENT SET UP HOBIE REVOLUTION 16 Rod Rest Anchor Trolley Fitting a Garmin EchoMAP 75sv Finder Bait Cutting Board SideKick AMA Kit Hobie Gear Bucket Camera Mounts Vantage Seat Bag Fitting YakAttack GearTrac Hobie H-Crate Hobie Gear Pockets HOBIE REVOLUTION 13 Fitting a Lowrance Fish Finder Screw Hole Repair Fitting YakAttacks GTSL90 Track System Fitting YakAttack GTSL90 with Rigging Bullets YakAttack BlackPak SeaDek Sound Proofing The Hobie Sail Kit Hobie Sail Reefing Device Hobie Rudder Upgrade Fitting Hobie Sidekicks CAPER Getting Started Fitting a 6" Hatch Fitting a Fish Finder Installing a Flush Rod Holder Installing a Dash Mount Compass Making a Paddle Keeper Fixtures and Fittings List TRIDENT 11 Getting Started Tankwell Hatch Mounting the Torqeedo Rudder Controls Torqeedo Controls TRIDENT 15 Fitting a RAM-117 Rod Holder Fitting a Richie Kayaker S-59 Compass Fitting a Navigation Light Fitting a Humminbird Fishfinder/GPS PROWLER 13 Prowler Seat Upgrade Fitting a Scotty Triple Rod Holder Fitting Ocean Kayak's Flush Mounts Installing a Fishfinder v2 Anchor Trolley System Anchor Trolley System for 2007 Prowler 13 The Crate P13 Fixtures and Fittings List MALIBU II XL Laying Out Fittings Fitting a Gaspachi Hatch Central Cargo Net 4 inch Hatch Scotty Flush Deck Mounts Malibu Rod Mounts PROJECT EXTRAS Scupper Pro Rod Pod Conversion Anchor Line Reel - Paul Fennell (Darnsarf) High Visibility Light Rod Building Hatch Accessory Bag Grapnel Anchor Bait Tank Buoy Leash Petrol Jet Drive Fitting an Eagle Fishfinder Big Game Console Scotty Double Extension Rod Holders Rod Holders and Mount Guide Fitting a Centre Hatch RAM-119SW Fly Fishing Line Tray Paddle Selector Kayak Fishing Photograph and Videography Kayak Storage Rack SCUPPER PRO

Making Rocket Launcher Style Rod Holders

Have just finished making the prototype version and will be testing on the water before giving full details on how to make these easily built, rocket launcher style rod holders.

The reason for adding this style holder to your flush mounts, is so that your precious reels are mounted further away from damaging saltwater.

We have also incorporated a rod keeper into the design.

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The Rocket Launchers are very simple to make using a length of 42 mm uPVC pipe. Depending on the size of your flush mounts the pipe may slip snugly inside, if not, measure the depth of the flush mounts and mark against your pipe, draw a line from the base to your mark up the pipe cut along the line with a hacksaw, a dremmel hobby drill will make this job much easier. When you reach your mark, cut at 90 degrees to form an L shape only a couple of centimetres long. This L shape will allow you to squeeze the bottom section of the pipe, allowing the plastic to overlap which in turn will reduce the diameter of the pipe, allowing a snug fit inside the flush mount, mix up some epoxy and glue the edges, use a couple of zip ties to compress the tube and hold at the required size whilst drying.

Once dry remove the zip ties, fill and file the rough edges (you can get quite a neat finish just by filing. Slide the pipe into flush mount and decide on how high you want the rocket launchers to be. Mark and cut.

The reel leash can be made by tying a thumb knot into the centre of a length of elasticated rope, drill a hole into the side of the rocket launcher about 1 inch from the top to accommodate the rope, thread the two ends of the rope through the hole, this isn't easy, stretching the rope to make it thinner will help. Thread the two ends through a plastic rope ball, place a rod into the rocket launcher with reel attached, fix to the correct length by tying the ends together and pulling the rope ball over the knot.


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